• Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Expensive Debt, Ventas Makes Cuts

    Diversified Healthcare Trust Raises Debt Diversified Healthcare Trust tapped the debt markets with a $1.0 billion, five-year senior note offering with a yield of 9.75%. That puts the spread over the 5-year Treasury at about 940 basis points. That has to be the widest spread by a healthcare REIT we have seen in years, if not a decade or two.... Read More »
  • Carnegie Capital Announces Latest Closings

    JD Stettin of Carnegie Capital has certainly had his hands full recently, having closed a couple of refinances in the Pacific Northwest, no easy task in the early days of COVID-19, we’re sure.   Mr. Stettin first sourced and structured a cash-out refinance of a 60-unit memory care community near Eugene, Oregon. Featuring a roughly 50-50 mix of... Read More »
  • PGIM Refinances Tennessee Senior Living Community

    PGIM Real Estate announced its latest transaction, with Executive Director Chris Fenton leading the way. It involved a $10.6 million HUD refinance of a senior living community in Ashland City, Tennessee. Built in 2015 with 100 beds in 80 units, the community provides assisted living and memory care services in a four-story building.   Thunderhawk... Read More »
  • Greystone Arranges HUD Construction Debt

    Working through HUD, Lisa Fischman of Greystone facilitated construction financing for an assisted living community to expand its Buffalo, New York-area campus. Originally built in 2003 with 110 beds in 84 units, the community is located on a 20-acre campus. Onsite amenities including a theater, physician’s office and beauty salon certainly... Read More »
  • Genesis HealthCare’s Shares Double in Value

    Leading up to Genesis HealthCare’s first quarter earnings release and conference call, the company’s share price took off. The rise started on May 22 when it jumped by 22% on high volume, but then it added another 35% on volume that was 10 times the average. In the course of four days, the price more than doubled, from $0.63 per share to $1.37... Read More »
Walker & Dunlop Refinances Two Senior Care Facilities

Walker & Dunlop Refinances Two Senior Care Facilities

Walker & Dunlop refinanced two balance sheet loans it had provided over three years ago to two senior care facilities in Texas and Alabama. Kevin Giusti and Michael Vaughn had arranged the prior short-term loans, which came with terms up to three years, interest-only payments throughout the life of the loans and floating interest rates. Built in 2011, the Lubbock, Texas skilled nursing facility was expanded in 2013 and now features 96 private units. In 2016, it received a $15.5 million loan, which represented a 75% loan-to-value. The Huntsville, Alabama property is a CCRC that was built in 1980, with a skilled nursing facility added in 2015. It features 312 units with independent... Read More »
Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

Values Surge Despite Persistent Worries

The 25th Edition of The Senior Care Acquisition Report is almost ready, but get your sneak preview and analysis in our upcoming webcast. We are diligently working on the 2020 edition of the Senior Care Acquisition Report, which we hope to have ready for publication by the end of the month. It will be the 25th edition of this market-leading report, and it has valuable M&A statistics that you will not find anywhere else, including trends over multi-year periods. Well, that is not exactly true. Next week we will be releasing some of those statistics in our annual webcast on the state of the seniors housing and care M&A market. Our panel will include brokers from Cushman &... Read More »
Walker & Dunlop Finances Another Cascade Capital Group Acquisition

Walker & Dunlop Finances Another Cascade Capital Group Acquisition

Walker & Dunlop’s Joshua Rosen arranged bridge financing for Cascade Capital Group’s acquisition of a 136-bed supportive living facility in Aurora, Illinois. Totaling over $11.0 million, the debt was structured and provided by W&D’s bridge lending program, which utilizes the company’s own balance sheet. It came with a nine-month term and full term of interest-only payments and allow Cascade to quickly execute on the acquisition. The loan also features flexible prepayment options, and Cascade expects to refinance through HUD later this year. If this sounds familiar, it’s because in August 2019, Walker & Dunlop provided a $12.8 million loan from its balance sheet to cover 100% of... Read More »
OREC Securities Leads Cape Cod Sale

OREC Securities Leads Cape Cod Sale

Late last month, we learned of Walker & Dunlop’s involvement in structuring acquisition financing for a senior care campus on Cape Cod. Now, it’s revealed that the OREC Securities team of Laca Wong-Hammond, Chad Elliott, Kevin Laidlaw and Aaron Becker led the sale on behalf of the seller. Located in the town of Brewster, Massachusetts, the property consists of a 135-bed skilled nursing facility built in 1995 and a 59-unit assisted living community that was added in 2007. Both were well occupied, but the owner/operator, Joshua Zuckerman, wanted to retire from the business. OREC, the investment banking affiliate of Lancaster Pollard, was originally brought on to sell the SNF and AL... Read More »
OREC Securities Leads Cape Cod Sale

Walker & Dunlop Announced Cape Cod Closing

Walker & Dunlop both structured and provided $28.3 million in acquisition financing for the new owner of a 194-bed senior care campus in the Cape Cod town of Brewster, Massachusetts. Coming with a two-year term and interest-only payments throughout the life of the loan, the financing covers about 90% of the acquisition costs, leaving the borrower with funds to execute on some renovations at the facility. That borrower was The Pointe Group, a private, family-owned and locally managed senior living and rehabilitation provider in Massachusetts. Previously owned and operated by Joshua Zuckerman, who wanted to retire from the business, the 135-bed SNF was built in 1995, while the 59-unit... Read More »